If you're searched online for a recipe, you've likely encountered a digressive treatise on family history, none of which actually has to do with how to make enchilada sauce. After extensive scrolling, you've only uncovered that self-taught chef/blogger Linda needs to talk to a professional about her mother. In this book, executive chefs Jean-Claude van Randy and Speed Dog unearth a fount of cheffing knowledge. In addition to recipes and life hacks, they, too, view food as a story: nary a meal is prepared without recalling when Speed Dog summited Old Goat Mountain in Banff, armed with a sack of supplies, a handkerchief and a wily pack burro.
By Jean-Claude van Randy. Paperback. 127 pages. Published by Two Dollar Radio, 2020.